This gratitude prayer for God’s presence and care can be used as a daily prayer to start or finish your day. It can also enable you thank God and trust Him when you are going through difficult life situations.
This gratitude prayer can be used in groups as an invocation or opening prayer.
Because this prayer is written in poetic stanzas, you can break it into one sentence prayers or breath prayers that you repeat during the day to keep the joy of gratitude to God fresh in your mind and heart.
Here’s an example:
Inhale: Each breath I take belongs to you Exhale: My heart entwined with yours
Gratitude Prayer for God’s Presence and Care
Each breath I take belongs to you
My heart entwined with yours
I thank you Lord for your great love
And praise you evermore
You keep me safe inside your plan
And guide each step I take.
Although I know not where I go,
I trust your love and grace
So Joyfully I thank you Lord
For blessings undeserved
And humbly serve you
With my life
And all you lead me through
Through pain and suffering
You have held
My small and fragile hand
And as my Father, moved the stones
That blocked the path ahead.
So my sweet Jesus
With great joy
I praise you in each day
And know you listen with great love
To every prayer I pray.
About this Gratitude Prayer for God’s Presence and Care
Several years ago I wrote this prayer, while watching a loved one spiral downward, with addiction. I felt helpless to know what to say or do.
I went on a retreat to quiet my thoughts and feelings and to ask God for his help and direction. My heart was breaking, so I desperately literally “hung onto the foot of the cross, of Jesus” as my source of strength and hope.
This prayer is a result of what God put on my heart. Through prayer and patience, along with education through a Godly support group, I learned how to let go and trust God more for the outcome.
Today, my loved one is healed, after going through a great recovery program, and I witness daily, his amazing answers, when I simply trust him!
Looking back, it is amazing to me that God prompted me to compose a prayer of gratitude and trust during my time of urgent need when I felt helpless and unsure of what to do. From this experience I learned that things don’t have to be going well in our lives for gratitude to be a powerful force that connects us to God’s presence.
Scriptures to embrace from this gratitude prayer
The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life. (Job 33:4 NIV)
“I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV)
But God has surely listened and heard my voice in prayer. Praise be to God who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me! (Psalm 66:19,20 NIV)
For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. (Isaiah 41:13 NIV)
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